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2021 mouse plague through NSW promotes problems for mental health, says psychologist Professor Gene Hodgins

Emma Horn
By Emma Horn
Updated April 7 2021 - 2:43am, first published 2:00am
PLAGUE PROPORTIONS: The last mouse plague to hit the Riverina came in 2011. Professor Gene Hodgins (inset) believes the next few months could have the potential to impact mental health in a very real way.

Though the rodent plague is primarily affecting outlying rural communities, the increased volume of vermin in cities has also taken its physical and mental toll.

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Emma Horn

Emma Horn

Group video editor

National videographer, filmmaker, and editor. Former features and weekender writer for The Daily Advertiser. Small, quiet, and a student of the Julie Bishop School Of Staring. Usually dressed in something colourful, always snacking on something homemade. Friend to most mothers and all dogs. Got stories? Get in touch. emma.horn@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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